Leading the Conversation: MHA's DE&I in Healthcare Conference

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Thursday, March 25, 2021
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET
Virtual Webcast

$49   Member Rate
$99   Non-Member Rate

Leading the Conversation: MHA’s DE&I in Healthcare Conference

Thursday, March 25, 2021 | 9 a.m.  – 12 p.m. ET | Virtual Webcast

Have you ever wondered how to catalyze systemic change in the field of healthcare? Join local and national experts at MHA’s “Leading the Conversation: MHA’s DE&I in Healthcare Conference” to learn and discuss topics such as anti-racism in a healthcare context, dismantling systemic racism in our healthcare system, and what it will take to achieve equity. The virtual event will feature a riveting keynote address, panel discussion on mitigating vaccine hesitancy in communities of color, and thought leadership on how to advocate for change in the healthcare space at the policy and community level. Register today!

Conference Agenda

9:00 am | Opening Remarks
Kevin Churchwell, MD, President and Chief Operating Officer, Boston Children’s Hospital

Conference Moderator: Valerie Fleishman, Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association

Welcome Video

9:05 am | Structural Equity: Lessons from 2020
Joseph Betancourt, M.D., MPH, Senior Vice President, Equity and Community Health, Massachusetts General Hospital

9:35 am | Mitigating Vaccine Hesitancy Among Communities of Color

Ellana Stinson, MD, MPH, Emergency Department Physician, President, New England Medical Association; Associate Medical Director, Reggie Lewis Mass Vaccination Center
Greg Wilmot, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
Sebastian Hamilton, BSP, RPh, MBA, PharmD, Associate Chief Pharmacy Officer Outpatient Pharmacy Services, Boston Medical Center; President-Elect, Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy

Video: Voices from our hospitals

10:15 am | Effective Policy Solutions for Advancing Systemic Change in Healthcare
Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FAHA, FTOS, Obesity Medicine Physician; Director of Diversity, Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORCH) and MGH Midlife Women's Health Center Leadership Team, Massachusetts General Hospital

10:45 am | Investing in Your Community to Advance Health Equity
Darlene Hightower, VP of Community Health Equity, Rush University Medical Center

11:05 am | Promoting Health Equity in your Healthcare System and Beyond

Moderator: Joy Lewis, SVP, Health Equity Strategies, American Hospital Association, and Executive Director, Institute for Diversity and Health Equity

Bram Wispelwey, MD, Hospitalist, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Jennifer Goldsmith, Director of Health Equity Strategy and Implementation, Department of Medicine
Director of Administration and Programs, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Yemisi Oloruntola-Coates, Senior Director and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Baystate Health
Jessie M. Gaeta, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program

11:55 am | Closing Remarks
Steve Walsh, President and Chief Executive Officer, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association

12 pm Adjourn


Written cancellations received by March 18, 2021 will be charged a $25 administrative fee. If payment has been received, your registration fee will be refunded minus the $25. Cancellations received after March 18, 2021 will still be charged the full registration fee and if payment has been received, no refunds will be given. To avoid this penalty, you may send a substitute to the program.

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